After a successful career in project management, Nigel Willard, 45 years of age, married with four children, turned to sport and tennis coaching in 2003. Sport was always a part of his life, as a former representative rugby player, county squash player and of course top ranked junior tennis player. Following the successful completion of his coaching qualification in 2003 Nigel initially coached at Aylesbury Tennis Club taking four players from after school clubs to county number 1’s. Nigel’s pedigree in supporting participation and progressing children into top players had been established.
Nigel left Aylesbury Tennis Club and established his own company, Tennis4all which ran Cuddington, Cheddington and Wing Tennis Clubs together with schools links with over 20 schools. Membership numbers grew and success followed. Nigel was instrumental in creating better programmes, a more cohesive membership, facility infrastructure and ensuring the environment for tennis was one to be enjoyed.
After a move to Olney, he was approached by the Club to run its programme with spectacular results. Membership grew by 300% and the Club is now ranked in the top 10 of competing clubs in the East of England. Team success followed with his players winning 7 of the 9 MKTL Leagues in the summer of 2011. His work was recognized by the LTA and he was awarded National Coach of the Month for August 2010. Nigel is also involved with TennisMK and is leading with projects such as The Road to MK Champion and an MK team of juniors to play representative tennis.
- NATIONAL COACH OF THE MONTH
- LTA QUALIFIED CLUB COACH
- FULLY INSURED AND POLICE CHECKED
- ADVANCED MINI TENNIS INSTRUCTOR
- LTA COACH TUTOR
- LTA TENNIS LEADERS TUTOR
- ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH TENNIS OFFICIALS R5 GRADED REFEREE
- LTA PLAY TEST GRADE 5.1 RATED PLAYER